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Oprah Book Club Author, Bestsellers & Story Finalist

Oprah Book Club Author, Bestsellers & Story Finalist

The South Pasadena Public Library is offering a feast of talented this Wednesday evening (September 25th). The panel will include Christina Schwarz who’s novel Drowning Ruth is included in Oprah’s Book Club collection. “Drowning Ruth started out with my thinking of a Boo Radleyish neighbor I had when I was growing up,” states Schwarz at [...]

Tarte aux Tomates

Tarte aux Tomates

Ingredients: 1 large white or yellow onion, very thinly sliced 2 tablespoons butter 2 teaspoons sugar 1 package puff pastry, defrosted but kept cold 2 large or 3 medium-sized ripe tomatoes 1 tablespoon fruity olive oil 1 tablespoon capers 1 ounce chevre (goat cheese) Directions: Heat butter in large sauté pan, add onions and sugar, [...]

Avenue 50 Studio Raising Funds

Avenue 50 Studio Raising Funds

“We feel the showing of multicultural arts on a monthly basis in a working class community can go a long way in educating people to the importance of diverse art in their lives.” Avenue 50 Studio in Highland Park hosts art exhibits, poetry readings, film screenings, and musical events highlighting not only the arts and [...]

Beaches: Watercolors and Sketches by Eva Fenyes

Beaches: Watercolors and Sketches by Eva Fenyes

Over the past three months, Michelle Turner, Collections Manager at Pasadena Museum of History, presented a progressive exhibit of beach art, which she posted on the museum’s Facebook Page.  Each Wednesday between Memorial Day and Labor Day she selected and introduced one of Eva Fenyes’ sketches by way of social media.  This did reach a [...]

Get Bald!

Get Bald!

More than 175,000 children are diagnosed with cancer each year. According to Wil Dee, Managing Partner of Haven Gastropub +Brewery, “only 4 percent of all federal cancer research (is) dedicated to pediatric cancer research.” As the month of September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, on Saturday, September 28th, HGB is teaming up with St. Baldrick’s Foundation [...]

Zandra Rhodes: Lunch with a Legend

Zandra Rhodes: Lunch with a Legend

Enjoy a lunch prepared by chef Bryant Wigger at Pasadena’s relatively new Trattoria Neapolis (dubbed best new restaurant) while also having “an exclusive opportunity to meet, mingle, and enjoy conversation with legendary British designer Zandra Rhodes, CBE.” “‘I am tired of good taste,’ Zandra Rhodes once said. ‘I want to do everything wrong and get [...]

Frogtown Artwalk & Cactus Gallery Pop Up

Frogtown Artwalk & Cactus Gallery Pop Up

Once again, we’re pushing the boundaries of San Gabriel Valley, but how can we not when this Saturday’s the 8th annual Frogtown Artwalk? The three As (a rip off of the three Rs concept) are artists, artisans, and architects. These creators, inventors and explorers of Elysian Valley (a.k.a. Frogtown) inhabit the industrial buildings that run [...]

Swamplandia!

Swamplandia!

Swamplandia! by Karen Russell explores family, peer pressure, hell and the occult. But what struck me most is how the story speaks of ignorance and innocence. Throughout Swamplandia!, author Karen Russell leads the reader along the fine line between fantasy and reality. The Bigtree family has created their own history (they’re not Native Americans, but their [...]

Chez Cherie’s Gougeres

Chez Cherie’s Gougeres

Ingredients: 2 ounces butter ¼ cup milk ¼ cup water ½ cup flour Pinch cayenne and several grinds of black pepper 2 large eggs, room temperature ¾ cup grated gruyere cheese Directions: Preheat oven to 400 degrees. In a medium saucepan, combine butter, milk and water, and bring to a boil. When butter is melted, [...]

Five Acres: Remaining Innovative

Five Acres: Remaining Innovative

The Boys’ and Girls’ Aid Society of Los Angeles County (now Five Acres) is one of the oldest charity organizations in the area, opening in 1888 as an orphanage. As they state on their website, this was the year that Grover Cleveland was re-elected as president, the average wage was $2.26 a day ($565 a year), [...]

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